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G’day! An upside down look at consumer...

How different can a PR agency in Sydney be to a UK consumer PR agency like Smoking Gun? I moved to the other side of the world to pursue my career in PR I thought, new media to learn, contacts to make but how different can it be, right? Wrong! Moving to Sydney Australia has been a learning curve from start to finish.

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Are Press Release Distribution and News ...

Manchester PR agency Smoking Gun is a firm believer in the power of online PR and welcomed the thoughts of Graham Parker on the merits of news distribution.

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The Blogosphere explained – guest ...

Erica Douglas, author of Little Mummy blog, shares her thoughts with us about the world of blogging and why its changed her life

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I had a (day) dream

Does day dreaming help increase creativity at work? How can daydreaming be beneficial to you? For instance can it help you to rehearse the changes you want to make in your life? Be a good stress reliever, simply give you a break? All of those things. Specifically day-dreaming helps you, personally or vicariously, to imagine future events or recall past ones.

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Successful Entrepreneurs Take Action Say...

Read about one bald man’s mission to motivate 1 million people in the UK to make a difference to their lives and be inspired to take positive action yourself. More than just a PR stunt, this Manchester businessman has a credible long term goal.

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Can entrepreneurs become leaders? Are le...

These are very important questions and ones that have huge debates surrounding them. Good leadership is essential for the survival and profitability of businesses. This is even more critical for the survival of smaller firms. From my experience of developing leadership in small businesses I firmly believe that leaders can be made and that some entrepreneurs can be leaders.

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Blagger’s Blog— KLM holograms, T...

Smoking Gun’s media and marketing news roundup this week; Theresa May won’t visit Europe via Spitfire, KLM unveils hologram guides and Apple cuts Facebook.

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January 2019 at Smoking Gun HQ

All the latest news from Smoking Gun PR in January 2019, name-checking Google, PR Moment Awards, and Deloitte; a list that could go on.

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Not working with us: 6 sexist Valentine ...

It’s just two weeks until the most romantic day of the year, but brands still cause offence when creating Valentine’s campaigns. As these examples show.

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Social media masterclass: Turning fans i...

How do you encourage, attract and collaborate with your public social media champions? We talk you through the steps to guarantee superfans come flying in.

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Is manwashing marketing’s biggest new ...

After Gillette’s toxic masculinity critique beware of marketing claiming to get woke without doing anything, says Smoking Gun’s MD Rick Guttridge

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Blagger’s Blog— The Day Today at...

Smoking Gun’s roundup of weekly media news, this time with ‘toxic masculinity’ targeted by new ad, classic British satire hitting 25 years young, and Labour mistaking Wales for Scotland.

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